Undue Influence by Ron Arnold

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Ron Arnold Ron Arnold

Ron Arnold’s researches, books and articles have made him America’s leading advocate of the wise use movement—and the most visible critic of organized environmentalism.

Ron is Executive Vice President of the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise in Bellevue, Washington. He is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in Finance and Industry.

His activism has been reported in major media including Time, People, U.S. News & World Report, Outside, the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, and Los Angeles Times.

Ron has appeared on ABC News Nightline, CBS News 60 Minutes, and the evening news of all major TV networks.

His previous book, EcoTerror: The Violent Agenda to Save Nature, was voted one of the most important non-fiction books of the 20th century in a Random House/Modern Library reader poll.

Ron is President of Northwoods Studio, a consulting firm for business and industry.

He can be reached by email at rarnold@eskimo.com.

Ron makes his home in Bellevue, Washington with his wife Janet.

Mr. Arnold's Who's Who entry in Marquis Publications' database contains the following:

FULL NAME: Arnold, Ronald Henri
Who's Who in the West, Edition 27
Who's Who in the West, Edition 26
Who's Who in America, Edition 54
Who's Who in Finance and Industry, Edition 28
Who's Who in the West, Edition 25
Who's Who in the West, Edition 23
Who's Who in the West, Edition 24

OCCUPATION(S): nonprofit organization executive, consultant
BORN: Aug. 08, 1937 Houston
PARENTS: John Andrew and Carrie Virginia (Henri) A.
FAMILY: married Phoebe Anne Trogdon, Oct. 12, 1963 (deceased Feb. 1974); 1 child, Andrea; married Janet Ann Parkhurst, Aug. 8, 1974; stepchildren: Andrea Wright Kim, Rosalyn Wright Bradley.
SEX: Male

exec. v.p., Ctr. for Def. of Free Enterprise, Bellevue, 1984-
consultant, Northwoods Studio, Bellevue, Wash., 1971-
tech. publ., Boeing Co., Seattle, 1961-71

advisor Nat. Fed. Lands Conf., 1988-92.

Author: James Watt and the Environmentalists, 1981; Ecology Wars, 1987; The Grand Prairie Years, 1987; (with Alan Gottlieb) Trashing the Economy, 1993; Politically Correct Environment, 1996; Ecoterror, 1997; Battered Communities, 1998; Undue Influence, 1999; Power To Hurt, 2000;
Freezing in the Dark, 2007;
editor: Stealing the National Parks, 1987; contbg. editor Logging Mgmt. mag., 1978-81, Western Conservation Jour., 1974-81.

Recipient Editorial Achievement award Am. Bus. Press, 1981.

Former Mem. AFTRA, Forest History Soc.



Mr. Arnold's family genealogy traces to English, Irish, Scottish, German, French, (Louisiana "Cajun"), and Native American (Cherokee) ancestors.